During my first visit to Bali, these are the flavours of Bali that greeted me.
(1) Nasi Kuning at Wanaku Bali:
Straight from the airport, our group was taken to Wanaku Bali for lunch and served a variety of traditional Balinese dishes such as sayur urab, deep-fried eggplant with a spicy sauce.
(2) Ikan Bakar at Jimbaran:
Famed for its seafood, Jimbaran was the location of our first group dinner in Bali. We were served grilled seafood on the beach.
(3) Sate Lilit and Ayam at Kurnia Village:
On our way back from Tanah Lot, we stopped at Kurnia Village restaurant for lunch. I had some delicious sate lilit there as well as the spicy sambal matah.
(4) Nasi Campur with Tum Ayam
Tired from my day out the second day visiting Pura Lempuyang, I chose to order room service and ordered Nasi Campur. The food at the hotel was actually quite tasty.
(5) Smoothie bowl at Paperboy:
While smoothie bowls are traditional Balinese cuisine, since this is served at almost all cafes and hotel restaurants for breakfast, and especially since I had the most delicious and refreshing bowl at Paperboy on my last morning in the city, I am including this as my special flavor of Bali.
(6) Coffee at Expat:
If a country I visit is known for its coffee, I usually like to try out a couple of coffee shops. During my brief visit in Bali, I tried out four different places. My favourite of the four was Expat’s (Seminyak) coffee and I brought home some of their coffee.
Which are your favourite flavours of Bali?